In the wake of three days of lies at the Republican National Convention we should take stock of what we have been told. It’s bad, folks. It’s very bad, as Jason Easley has shown here with regards to Paul’s Ryan’s lies and Mitt Romney’s subsequent lies.
It was so bad that The Week quipped that Ryan’s speech left the media scrambling “to find 15 euphemisms for ‘lying’.” I mean, come on, the First Amendment grants us free speech but it doesn’t encourage us to lie.
Even a Fox News columnist, Sally Kohn (she is also published by the Washington Post and USAToday), was moved to say of Paul Ryan’s speech that, “to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.” When you read something like that on Fox News, you know the lying has broken the lie meter.
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of dishonesty” has become the Republican motto, and one increasingly shared by the mainstream media.